The Birth Dearth Book

The Birth Dearth

  • Author : Ben J. Wattenberg
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1987
  • Genre: Demography
  • Pages : 182
  • ISBN 10 : UCAL:B4382725
  • Total Read : 83
  • File Size : 12,8 Mb

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The Birth Dearth Book

The Birth Dearth

  • Author : Ben J. Wattenberg
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1989
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 210
  • ISBN 10 : 0886875676
  • Total Read : 59
  • File Size : 12,5 Mb

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What to Expect When No One s Expecting Book
Score: 3
From 2 Ratings

What to Expect When No One s Expecting

  • Author : Jonathan V. Last
  • Publisher : Encounter Books
  • Release Date : 2014-06-10
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9781594037344
  • Total Read : 73
  • File Size : 19,9 Mb

What to Expect When No One s Expecting Summary:

Look around you and think for a minute: Is America too crowded? For years, we have been warned about the looming danger of overpopulation: people jostling for space on a planet that’s busting at the seams and running out of oil and food and land and everything else. It’s all bunk. The “population bomb” never exploded. Instead, statistics from around the world make clear that since the 1970s, we’ve been facing exactly the opposite problem: people are having too few babies. Population growth has been slowing for two generations. The world’s population will peak, and then begin shrinking, within the next fifty years. In some countries, it’s already started. Japan, for instance, will be half its current size by the end of the century. In Italy, there are already more deaths than births every year. China’s One-Child Policy has left that country without enough women to marry its men, not enough young people to support the country’s elderly, and an impending population contraction that has the ruling class terrified. And all of this is coming to America, too. In fact, it’s already here. Middle-class Americans have their own, informal one-child policy these days. And an alarming number of upscale professionals don’t even go that far—they have dogs, not kids. In fact, if it weren’t for the wave of immigration we experienced over the last thirty years, the United States would be on the verge of shrinking, too. What happened? Everything about modern life—from Bugaboo strollers to insane college tuition to government regulations—has pushed Americans in a single direction, making it harder to have children. And making the people who do still want to have children feel like second-class citizens. What to Expect When No One’s Expecting explains why the population implosion happened and how it is remaking culture, the economy, and politics both at home and around the world. Because if America wants to continue to lead the world, we need to have more

Demographics and the Demand for Higher Education Book

Demographics and the Demand for Higher Education

  • Author : Nathan D. Grawe
  • Publisher : JHU Press
  • Release Date : 2018
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 175
  • ISBN 10 : 9781421424132
  • Total Read : 60
  • File Size : 7,6 Mb

Demographics and the Demand for Higher Education Summary:

"The economics of American higher education are driven by one key factor--the availability of students willing to pay tuition--and many related factors that determine what schools they attend. By digging into the data, economist Nathan Grawe has created probability models for predicting college attendance. What he sees are alarming events on the horizon that every college and university needs to understand. Overall, he spots demographic patterns that are tilting the US population toward the Hispanic southwest. Moreover, since 2007, fertility rates have fallen by 12 percent. Higher education analysts recognize the destabilizing potential of these trends. However, existing work fails to adjust headcounts for college attendance probabilities and makes no systematic attempt to distinguish demand by institution type. This book analyzes demand forecasts by institution type and rank, disaggregating by demographic groups. Its findings often contradict the dominant narrative: while many schools face painful contractions, demand for elite schools is expected to grow by 15+ percent. Geographic and racial profiles will shift only slightly--and attendance by Asians, not Hispanics, will grow most. Grawe also use the model to consider possible changes in institutional recruitment strategies and government policies. These "what if" analyses show that even aggressive innovation is unlikely to overcome trends toward larger gaps across racial, family income, and parent education groups. Aimed at administrators and trustees with responsibility for decisions ranging from admissions to student support to tenure practices to facilities construction, this book offers data to inform decision-making--decisions that will determine institutional success in meeting demographic challenges"--

Beyond Malthus Book

Beyond Malthus

  • Author : Lester R. Brown
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2014-04-08
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 168
  • ISBN 10 : 9781134196586
  • Total Read : 95
  • File Size : 12,8 Mb

Beyond Malthus Summary:

On the bicentennial of Malthus' legendary essay on the tendency of population to grow more rapidly than the food supply, this book examines the impacts of population growth on 19 global resources and services, including food, fresh water, fisheries, jobs, education, income and health. Despite current hype of a 'birth dearth' in parts of Europe and Japan, the fact remains that human numbers are projected to increase by over 3 billion by 2050. Populations in rapidly growing nations are in danger of outstripping the carrying capacity of their natural support systems and governments in such situations will find it increasingly hard to respond to crises such as AIDS, food and water shortages and mass unemployment. Beyond Malthus examines methods such as the expansion of international family planning, investment in educating young people in the developing world and promotion of a shift towards smaller families which will represent the most humane response to the possible ravages of the population explosion.

Fewer Book


  • Author : Ben J. Wattenberg
  • Publisher : Ivan R Dee
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 264
  • ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105114241909
  • Total Read : 96
  • File Size : 9,5 Mb

Fewer Summary:

"What Mr. Wattenberg has to say about the impact of declining world population will underline its profound impact on the lives of people everywhere - from the dominance of the elderly and their demands on the resources of their governments, to the enormous potential of China and India, to the relatively privileged position of the United States vis-a-vis the major world powers. In an age already beset by a transformation in world politics, Fewer will help explain current trends as well as sketch the shape of our future."--BOOK JACKET.

The Death of the West Book
Score: 3
From 2 Ratings

The Death of the West

  • Author : Patrick J. Buchanan
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Release Date : 2010-04-01
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9781429902410
  • Total Read : 88
  • File Size : 17,9 Mb

The Death of the West Summary:

The national bestseller that shocked the nation--The Death of the West is an unflinching look at the increasing decline in Western culture and power. The West is dying. Collapsing birth rates in Europe and the U. S., coupled with population explosions in Africa, Asia and Latin America are set to cause cataclysmic shifts in world power, as unchecked immigration swamps and polarizes every Western society and nation. The Death of the West details how a civilization, culture, and moral order are passing away and foresees a new world order that has terrifying implications for our freedom, our faith, and the preeminence of American democracy. The Death of the West is a timely, provocative study that asks the question that quietly troubles millions: Is the America we grew up in gone forever?

The Birth of Love Book
Score: 3.5
From 5 Ratings

The Birth of Love

  • Author : Joanna Kavenna
  • Publisher : Faber & Faber
  • Release Date : 2010-06-17
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9780571258543
  • Total Read : 59
  • File Size : 9,9 Mb

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Vienna1865: Dr Ignaz Semmelweis has been hounded into a lunatic asylum, ridiculed for his claim that doctors' unwashed hands are the root cause of childbed fever. The deaths of thousands of mothers are on his conscience and his dreams are filled with blood. 2153: humans are birthed and raised in breeding centres, nurtured by strangers and deprived of familial love. Miraculously, a woman conceives, and Prisoner 730004 stands trial for concealing it. London in 2009: Michael Stone's novel about Semmelweis has been published, after years of rejection. But while Michael absorbs his disconcerting success, his estranged mother is dying and asks to see him again. As Michael vacillates, Brigid Hayes, exhausted and uncertain whether she can endure the trials ahead, begins the labour of her second child. A beautifully constructed and immensely powerful work about motherhood that is also a story of rebellion, isolation and the damage done by rigid ideologies.